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Art Of Steampunk

Paperback, 01/09/2011, £14.99
Celebrates the vision of Steampunk artists from around the world, providing insight into the captivating and dynamic world of a vastly underground genre. This title features 17 artists who have had their work displayed in an exhibition at The Museum of History of Science at the University of Oxford.

Gates of Graffiti

Hardback, 01/03/2007, £13.99

Pop Art: A Colourful History

Paperback, 02/06/2016, £8.99
Pop Art is the most important 20th-century art movement. It brought Modernism to the masses, making art sexy and fun with coke cans and comics. Describing the great works by Warhol, Lichtenstein and other key figures, the author also re-examines the movement for the 21st century and asks if it is still art?

Everything is Happening: Journey into a Painting

Hardback, 04/08/2016, £9.99
A gripping and beguiling blend of art history, memoir and travel writing which delves into the mysteries and meanings of Las Meninas, Velazquez's iconic masterpiece"

Power of the Pencil: Draw * Sketch * Doodle * Play with a Pencil

Hardback, 08/09/2016, £12.99
A stupendous celebration of the pencil, exploring all the wonderful things you can do with this humble but amazing tool, including drawing, sketching, shading, doodling, and much, much more.

Fundamentals of Drawing

Paperback, 15/10/2005, £9.99

Sketching 365: Build Your Confidence and Skills with a Tip a Day

Paperback, 08/01/2015, £12.99
Packed with insightful, easy-to-follow tips and featuring a refreshingly diverse range of work from contemporary artists, 365 Hints & Tips for Drawing & Sketching is a comprehensive, highly accessible guide that is guaranteed to appeal to aspiring artists of all levels.

Archisketcher: A Guide to Spotting & Sketching Urban Landscapes

Paperback, 03/09/2015, £12.99
Learn essential urban sketching tips for drawing buildings and street scenes with over 200 images from 40 international artists. Brimming with inspirational art, this book is a sketching guide that is also packed with tips to help you identify architectural features along the way.

English Medieval Misericords: The Margins of Meaning

Paperback, 18/04/2013, £19.99
A comprehensive survey of the intriguing misericord carvings, setting them in their religious context and looking at their different themes and motifs.

Compendium of Drawing Techniques: 200 Tips and Techniques for Drawing the Easy Way

Paperback, 02/08/2012, £12.99
An indispensable compendium packed with information on everything you need to know.

Just Draw It!: The Dynamic Drawing Course for Anyone with a Pencil & Paper

Paperback, 08/01/2013, £9.99
Aimed at anyone who would like to be able to pick up a pencil and just draw, this book provides a foolproof way to pick up the skills - and most importantly the confidence - to sketch and experiment without the hang-ups and inhibitions that can all too often get in the way of our creativity.

Closer look;still life

Paperback, 12/11/2010, £7.99
Examines the special fascination of still life, and what distinguishes it from other categories of painting. The author discusses its evolution from the trompe l'oeil wall paintings of antiquity, through its revival in the age of Caravaggio and Velazquez, and again in the works of Cezanne and Picasso.

This is Performance Art: Mel Brimfield

Paperback, 01/09/2011, £19.95
This is Performance Art is a detailed exploration of artist Mel Brimfield's practice in which she works with dancers, musicians, comedians and theatre makers in an exploration of twentieth century performance art.

Graffbook: The Graffiti sketchbook

Hardback, 10/10/2014, £12.95
Graffbook - The Graffiti Sketchbook. Unleash your inner graffiti writer all over blank walls, trains, subways, freighters and and sticker outlines in this beautiful black book. 168 Pages of fresh clean walls to bomb, tag and throw up on. 120 pages of uncoated art paper. 48 pages of matte coated art paper


Paperback, 01/05/2006, £12.99

Complete Book of Drawing

Paperback, 27/11/2009, £14.99

Abstract Art

Paperback, 01/03/2001, £8.95
This work rejects the view that abstraction can be traced as a succession of stylistic trends, each set within its particular art-historical context. It offers readings of specific paintings by such artists as Kasimir Malevich, Naum Gabo, Piet Mondrian and Jackson Pollock.

Fantastic Art

Paperback, 04/05/2005, £4.99
This title brings together a colorful mixture of various works focusing on themes of the fantastic and surreal.


Paperback, 01/11/2016, £20.00
Based on twenty years of research in the graffiti and street art scenes, Street Art World is the first book to provide a history and context for the words and images that appear in cities all around the world. Inviting the reader into a realm that is usually hidden, it will enthral all those who enjoy this global phenomenon.

Pevsner's Architectural Glossary

Hardback, 31/10/2016, £12.99

Dinosaur Art: The World's Greatest Paleoart

Hardback, 28/09/2012, £24.99
Suitable for dinosaur enthusiasts, art lovers and budding illustrators, this book is filled with artwork and paleontology.

Landscapes: John Berger on Art

Hardback, 25/10/2016, £16.99
A major new work from the world's leading writer on art

Rainbow Crocheted Blankets: A Block-by-Block Guide to Creating Colourful Afghans and Throws

Paperback, 31/10/2016, £12.99
A block-by-block guide to creating a rainbow of 30 colourful blankets, afghans and throws.

Who's Afraid of Contemporary Art

Hardback, 09/02/2017, £9.95
What is contemporary art? What makes it 'contemporary'? What is it for? And why is it so expensive? From museums and the art market to biennales and the next big thing, this book offers insights into today's art scene, decoding 'artspeak', explaining what curators do, demystifying conceptual art, exploring emerging art markets and more.

Russian Art of the Avant-Garde: Theory and Criticism

Paperback, 09/02/2017, £16.95
During the first third of the 20th century, Russian art went through a series of dramatic changes, reflecting the political and social upheavals of the country. Illustrated with more than 100 photographs and facsimiles, this book helps us in understanding the motivations and struggles that produced an extraordinary, seminal period in Russian art.

Clown Egg Register

Hardback, 30/03/2017, £14.99

Experimental Fashion: Performance Art, Carnival and the Grotesque Body

Paperback, 18/12/2016, £14.99
The fashion body unbound.

Age of Spectacle: Adventures in Architecture and the 21st-Century City

Hardback, 20/04/2017, £20.00
Tells the story of how architecture became obsessed with the flashy, the monumental and the ostentatious - and how we all have to live with the consequences. This book explores cityscapes from New York to Beijing, and from Bilbao to Portsmouth, the author shows that we are not just witnessing a new kind of building.

Drawing and Painting: Materials and Techniques for Contemporary Artists

Paperback, 30/03/2017, £19.95
A comprehensive and contemporary reference covering an extensive range of painting and drawing styles, now available in paperback.

Architecture Matters

Hardback, 13/04/2017, £9.95
Architecture matters. To our cities, to our planet, to our personal lives. How we design and what we build has an impact that usually lasts for generations. This book focuses on the mechanisms, politics and personalities that play a role in how buildings in our societies and urban centres come to be.

Short Story of Art: A Pocket Guide to Key Movements, Works, Themes and Techniques

Paperback, 17/04/2017, £12.99
The Short Story of Art explores 50 key works, from the wall paintings of Lascaux to contemporary installations, linking them to sections on art movements, themes and techniques.


Paperback, 01/04/2009, £16.95
Key documents and appraisals of appropriation art. Includes Dada, Situationist and postmodern theory, and recent feminist, postcolonial and postproduction practice.

Urban Woodsman: A Modern Guide to Carving Spoons, Bowls and Boards

Hardback, 27/10/2016, £16.99
Hand carving is easy, satisfying and therapeutic. Create your own unique pieces and carve with confidence thanks to detailed information on tools, cutting techniques and clear step-by-step photography accompanying each project.

Leadership Material: How Personal Experience Shapes Executive Presence

Hardback, 18/05/2017, £20.00
Become a better leader by accessing the source of your professional influence.

Rice's Church Primer

Hardback, 04/07/2013, £14.99

Why Your Five Year Old Could Not Have Done That: Modern Art Explained

Paperback, 01/10/2012, £9.99
Gives you an understanding of the ways in which modern art differs from realistic works of earlier centuries. This book examines 100 works of modern art that have attracted critical and public hostility from Cy Twomblys scribbled "Olympia", Jean-Michel Basquiats crude but spontaneous "LNAPRK", and more.

Why You Can Go out Dressed Like That: Modern Fashion Explained

Paperback, 01/09/2014, £9.99
Numerous designers have pioneered cutting-edge garments and collections throughout the evolution of fashion. But all too often a lack of obvious fit or purpose has been mistaken for a lack of design sophistication. This title champions the improbable, the provocative, the uncomfortable and the seemingly ridiculous.

Why You Can Build it Like That: Modern Architecture Explained

Paperback, 24/08/2015, £9.99
Examines buildings from the past half century or so that pushed the boundaries of what was architecturally acceptable when they were built. This book explores the history of these buildings and their makers, presenting relevant biographical factors and socio-cultural influences that impacted on the distinctive designs.

Analysis of Performance Art: A Guide to its Theory and Practice

Paperback, 24/08/1999, £27.99
Artists as performers have radically altering our notion of what constitutes visual art. This text puts forward a method for teaching the subject as a discipline distinct from dance, drama, painting or sculpture.

One Hundred Great Paintings

Hardback, 08/10/2010, £24.99
Presents one hundred great works from the National Gallery Collection, each by a different artist.

50 Art Movements You Should Know

Paperback, 24/03/2014, £14.99

Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship

Paperback, 02/08/2011, £19.99
A searing critique of participatory art by an iconoclastic historian.

Lives of the Artists, Lives of the Architects

Hardback, 07/05/2015, £22.00
The author has been conducting ongoing conversations with the world's greatest living artists since he began in Switzerland, aged 19, with Fischli and Weiss. In this book, he chooses nineteen of the greatest figures and presents their conversations, offering the reader intimacy with the artists and insight into their creative processes.

Medieval Wall Paintings in English and Welsh Churches

Paperback, 20/08/2009, £19.99
Wall paintings are a unique art form, complementing, and yet distinctly separate from, other religious imagery in churches. This book presents many of the surviving examples of medieval church wall paintings.

HFT the Gardener

Hardback, 08/02/2016, £34.95
HFT The Gardener extends Treister's fascination with esoteric translation, the cybernetics of consciousness, and the hallucinatory aesthetics that radiate from real-world circulations of power.

Abstract Vaudeville: The Work of Rose English

Hardback, 01/06/2014, £37.00



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